Land Rover has developed a Discovery vehicle for the Red Cross, equipping it with a drone that would remotely scan landscapes after earthquakes or avalanches. The car is the result of Project Hero, which saw Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team working alongside the Austrian Red Cross to create a vehicle suited to search and rescue operations. Together, the two teams developed an updated version of a Land Rover Discovery SUV, which features a roof-mounted drone and a landing system that enables the drone to land on the vehicle while it’s moving. When airborne, the drone can transmit live footage to the Red Cross’ emergency response teams, helping them respond more quickly and effectively to landslides, earthquakes, floods and avalanches, where maps often become redundant.
Land Rover Unveils Drone-Equipped SUV
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